Latin name: Ammannia coccinea
Pronunciation: am-AN-ee-a ko-SIN-ee-a
Common name: Red ammannia
Family: Lythraceae (Loosestrife)
Habitat: Wet places, drying ponds, and lake and creek margins below 1000' in cismontane Southern California,  also ranging to the eastern part of the United States, Central America and the Atlantic coast of Brazil
Blooming period: May to October
Name derivations: 1) Ammannia 2) coccinea